Tuesday 28th February 2017

GCSE 2015 Success

73% of students gained 5 + A*-C grades including maths and English.

  • 73% of pupils gained 5 A*-C grades INCLUDING English & maths
  • 80% of pupils gained 5 A*-C grades
  • 36% achieved the English Baccalaureate
  • 98% of pupils gained 5 A*-G grades
  • 31.9% of pupils gained 3 or more A*/A grades

GCSE results by subject achieved by Year 11 (113  pupils)

Exam SUBJECT Entries A* A B C D E F G U X % A*-C
Additional Science 42 0 1 7 24 8 2 0 0 0 0 77
Art & Design 30 10 6 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
Biology 60 21 22 15 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
Chemistry 60 9 22 19 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
CiDA 41 0 2 7 27 0 0 0 0 5 0 88
Core Science 52 0 0 12 26 11 2 1 0 0 0 73
Dance 6 0 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 83
D&T Resistant Materials 21 0 3 9 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 95
English 50 0 0 10 17 17 6 0 0 0 0 54
English Language 63 8 11 23 17 3 1 0 0 0 0 94
English Literature 63 3 15 34 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 97
Expressive Arts 20 4 4 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
Food (Catering) 13 0 3 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 77
French 14 2 3 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 86
Geography 34 0 8 6 10 7 3 0 0 0 0 71
German 34 2 6 5 11 10 0 0 0 0 0 71
History 39 6 14 13 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
Maths 113 19 17 25 35 11 2 2 0 2 0 85
Maths Further 29 11 8 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
Media Studies 37 4 10 10 5 6 2 0 0 0 0 78
Music 11 2 1 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 82
PE 43 4 10 7 11 8 2 1 0 0 0 77
PE Double Award 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
Physics 60 3 17 20 18 2 0 0 0 0 0 97
Religious Studies 17 2 4 6 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 76
Spanish 35 5 2 7 10 9 2 0 0 0 0 69

Half course GCSE results

Exam SUBJECT Entries A* A B C D E F G U X % A*-C
Art short course 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
RE short course 82 4 7 12 13 18 14 8 4 1 1 44
Level 2 Functional Skills 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 100

Vocational Results 2015

Subject Entries Dist * Dist Merit Credit Pass Fail % Dist – Pass
Countryside & Environment (Level 2 BTEC) 14 0 1 3 0 10 0 100
City & Guilds L2 Diploma  in Light Vehicle Maintenance 6 0 0 0 0 6 0 100

Other qualifications achieved by Year 11

Exam SUBJECT Entries A* A B C D E F G U X % A*-C
Free standing maths qualification
(A/S level)
16 0 3 5 5 2 0 0 0 1 0 81

Comparative Results 2015

Comparisons with Lancashire Averages and National Averages

Results at Bowland High compare strongly with other schools in England across all measures of examination performances.

All pupils Average total point score per pupil (best 8) % achieving 5 + A*-C grades including English and maths % achieving the English Baccalaureate % achieving expected progress in English % achieving expected progress in maths % achieving 3 or more A*/A grades
Bowland High 337 73 36 79 86 31.9
England (2014) 338 56.6 24.2 69 70  

Link to national performance tables:


Bowland High Awards